Sneak Peek! Johnny Deep as Tonto in The Lone Ranger (Photos)

Johnny Depp As Tonto

Johnny Depp was hard at work in Los Angeles this week. The beloved actor was spotted working on stunts in Los Angeles against a blue-screen with him giving the appearance that he was jumping from train to train.

Johnny is co-starring in the upcoming Disney film The Lone Ranger and is starring as the legendary American Indiana character Tonto. Depp has a but of American Indian blood in his linage and talked about his ancestry saying, “My great-grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek.”


Depp was also given the honor of being invited to join a real tribe. “Johnny is reprising the historic role of Tonto, and it seemed like a natural fit to officially welcome him into our Comanche family,” President of Americans for Indian Opportunity LaDonna Harris said. “I reached out, and Johnny was very receptive to the idea. He seemed proud to receive the invitation, and we were honored that he so enthusiastically agreed.”

Watch Johnny Depp perform as Tanto in The Lone Ranger trailer.

Check out more photos of Johnny as Tonto below: